star Markab anchors this dusty skyscape.
At the top right corner of the frame, Markab itself marks
a corner of an asterism known as
the Great Square, found
within the boundaries of the constellation Pegasus,
The wide and deep telescopic view rides along for some
5 degrees or about 10 times the
angular diameter of the Full Moon,
with blue reflection nebulae
scattered around the scene.
And even though this
looks away from
the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, it covers a region
known to be filled with nearby molecular clouds.
The associated dust clouds, high latitude
are less than 1,000 light-years distant.
Still apparent, but far beyond the Milky Way,
are background galaxies, like the prominent
edge-on spiral NGC 7497 near picture center.